RENTALS.SG. The Singapore Commercial Listing Guide for Landlords explains how to get the best out of your advertising your commercial rental property and make the highest viewer impact. Singapore landlords can advertise their residential and commercial property in Singapore on RENTALS.SG and save on agent commissions by going direct. Reach expatriates and commercial tenants directly, save on agent commissions, never miss a lead and close on your own Singapore property. Visit RENTALS.SG to find or post a property.
RENTALS.SG: Commercial Rental Guide for Landlords (Singapore)
A Guide to Listing Your Commercial Property
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Today in Singapore
RENTALS.SG and our global property rentals website,
RENTALSWORLDWIDE.com, is home to over 250,0000 vacation
rental properties, more than 140,000 hotel listings worldwide and
a growing community of landlords who list their long-term rental
properties direct to potential tenants.
With rental demand growing in major cities around the world,
Singapore is no exception. RENTALS.SG presents a local unique
platform for Residential & Commercial Landlords to reach
potential tenants without engaging a real estate agent.
Advertising your commercial property for rent is a simple online
process. You will receive your potential tenant enquiries directly.
We do not charge a commission or agent fee and that means
great savings by simply Going Direct with a top local domain
All property owners are ID verified by passport, driving license or
IC. In this way, we offer a secure community and that helps build
trust for potential tenants.
You can start listing your commercial property by type
Rent your Commercial property DIRECT to Tenants
First impressions always count when it comes to advertising a
rental property. Communicating the unique features and benefits
of your commercial property are key to attracting tenant enquiries.
You will be able to create your own headline, description and
select from a very comprehensive list of standard commercial
property feature by type. We cover office, retail and various
industrial types of property. Shop houses are listed in an
independent section for maximum exposure.
Your monthly rate, security deposit and advance rent requirement
can be included in the listing for complete transparency.
To apply for membership to list your property will need to have
your property information, some great photographs, your
passport, IC or driving license and either a Paypal account or
credit card ready.
Showcase your commercial property in the best possible way in
less than 15 minutes.
Uploading your commercial property is a simple process
Keeping The Process
Renting your commercial property is a business and as with all
businesses, there are a number of factors to consider when
marketing your property. Your tenants have a choice and are likely
well informed of the local market conditions.
Making sure that your property is presented in the best possible
way and described fairly and accurately, so that you attract the
right tenant quickly and obtain a fair market rental rate, are
important factors to consider.
You also need to make sure that you conform to all local
regulatory requirements and comply with the law and if you are
unsure, you should seek advice.
At RENTALS.SG, we believe that presenting your property in the
best possible way is key to attracting enquiries and finding a
Keeping your costs down is critical to your pocket – which is why,
for commercial rentals, we not only empower you to deal direct
with tenants but save you significant costs on agent commission
The business landscape is changing and the direct to tenant
model is growing rapidly.
Save on agent commissions by going direct
Decide Your Own Level Of
With RENTALS.SG, you now have the ability to save yourself a
considerable amount of money on agent commission fees and
advertising, all for a small fee and some personal time and
involvement. You will also have complete control and will be able
to establish a direct relationship with your tenants.
No Lease Agreement? If you do not have a standard English
language commercial lease agreement to sign with your new
tenant, you can simply download one from your control panel
and, if appropriate, you can complete the details directly with your
Of course some members may find the tenant directly and decide
to pass the client to their own agent by negotiating a lower
commission fee. The system is flexible.
You decide your own level of involvement.
Invest a little personal time to save money
Prepare and Showcase Your
Office space, retail space, commercial building or warehouse.
Each property has a unique location and features. Simply make
sure these features and their benefits are communicated to the
tenant through your listing.
The checklist covers key features, such lift system and floor
loading. All amenities, electricity systems, fire safety and air-con
or ventilation systems should be in good order.
Make sure that the property shows well and entrance areas are
tidy. Make minor repairs and remove any garbage.
Offer as much information on your property and the local area as
you can, including public transport for staff convenience.
Do not overlook compliance and safety requirements. The
property must meet any regulations and safety compliance before
you advertise to rent. Please seek advice if you are unsure.
Showcase your property in the best way possible
Putting Together a Winning
At RENTALS.SG we believe in bringing a highly professional
approach to advertising your commercial rental property.
With large format images, unique property headline and full
description together with a well structured and complete check-list
of features, we ensure that nothing is overlooked in bringing
your property to the attention of commercial tenants.
Agent adverts are typically very brief, lacking in detail and good
quality images. Often information is outdated and heavy loaded
sites may look impressive but are tenants really to go through
tens of thousands of properties to find one?
By understanding that potential tenants look for different
information within your advert, it is important to make your
description and photographs as strong as possible. By doing this
yourself, you leave nothing to chance.
A winning advert draws attention and attracts enquiries and that
means a potentially improved rental return. We ensure that listings
remain relevant and quality rather than quantity is key.
Show great pictures and as much information as possible
A Great Photograph is Worth a
It is very important to take time for photographs. They can
present your property better than any words and is important as
most people are visual by nature. Good photographs are likely to
engage with the potential tenant’s attention. Many agency images
on the internet are of a poor standard and do nothing to represent
the property well.. Here are a few tips to help take the best
- Prepare you property and choose a clear bright day, preferably
with morning sun. Remove any unsightly objects. Do remember
to take photographs of any special features such lifts or loading
bays. Try to avoid people in general photographs.
- Use natural light and shoot away from the windows to avoid
exposure issues. If you require additional light, use the interior
lighting but try both with and without the lights on and select
the best results.
- Never display dark or cluttered images. Correct any
photographs using simple editing software on your computer
and choose the best results.
- Make sure you have good exterior shots of the property such
as parking and entrances. Showcase your rental property with
up to 25 photographs
Use simple editing tools to best present your property
Advertising With The Right
Much in the same way as a clear description together with good
photographs attract positive attention, the same detail should be
paid to your published rental rates.
It is important that the property is not over priced or too low. It is
worth spending a little time to research comparative rates for
similar commercial properties.
The key to negotiating the final rentals rates is to be flexible within
your limitations. Simply rejecting a good offer without discussion
may cost you more in lost income over the coming weeks or
months should the property remain unoccupied.
With your potential cost savings, you may be able to make some
concessions to close the rental rather than miss a good
Target commercial tenants directly
Responding to Your
When a potential tenant makes an enquiry, they will contact you
directly through the enquiry system to your account. You will also
be alerted by email. The tenants or your own email will not be
disclosed until such a time as you both agree to share your
contact information directly.
Our advice is to always respond to tenants on the same day as
you receive the enquiry to improve the chances of a successful
appointment. Always include as much information as the tenant
may have requested.
Responding to enquiries presents an ideal opportunity to get to
know each other and establish an early business relationship.
Your tenant will want to view the property, so provide clear
meeting point instructions when arranging a viewing.
Receive and manage your enquiries through your control panel
Meeting Your Potential
Meeting with your potential tenants should be a positive and
friendly experience. Be prepared for the meeting with a Letter of
Intent or similar document and a draft Tenancy Agreement. You
may want to prepare your own, but a sample in English is
provided on your control panel for your convenience.
Show the benefits of the property and listen for feedback. Be
clear and flexible, within your limits, to any requests as this will
influence the tenant decision making process. Clarify the rental
rate and the responsibility of each party towards the security
deposit, notice periods and other costs.
Having now shown or given the details of your property and
explained the features and benefits, you can simply ask for a
decision and take next steps.
Office space, shop houses and retail space for rent
The Tenancy Agreement
Deposit & Payments
As soon as you have signed a Letter of Intent and prior to signing
the Tenancy Agreement, you should take an agreed non-refundable
deposit to remove the property from the market. You
will also need a copy of the tenant’s ID, company registration and
Upon signing the Tenancy Agreement, you should secure the
advance rent and a security deposit. The non-refundable deposit
will normally be converted to become the security deposit. You
should provide a receipt and provide your bank details to the
tenant for the ongoing lease payments.
Registering a Tenancy Agreement is required and can be filed on-line
with IRAS. Links to IRAS procedures and stamp duty can be
found in your control panel.
If you are unclear, seek professional legal advise or accounting
advice or check further with IRAS online to ensure that you are
following the correct process and are compliant.
Discuss and agree terms and conditions directly
Preparing For Your
Your commercial tenants are ready to move in. The following are a
few pointers to help with a successful transition.
- Make sure the property is clean, any repair work and servicing
has been completed.
- Remind your tenants to arrange for the transfer of utility bills to
their name and take meter readings.
- Explain how to operate any systems such as security alarms
and access times, management office hours, air-con hours etc.
- Prepare the key sets.
- Prepare and together with the tenant review and sign the
inventory list. Each party should keep a signed copy.
- You may like to take photographs to avoid any future disputes.
- If there is any damage to the property, fixtures or fittings, then
this should be noted and countersigned by both parties.
- Confirm that you have a copy of your tenants official ID and
business registration documentation.
Choose the right plan to help you rent
RENTALS.SG enables members to Go Direct, reach a wide
audience and save on agent commission fees.
Our service is simple and the savings can be considerable. Here
are a few tips to help with your success.
- Take good photographs and write a clean description of your
- Be timely when responding to enquiries – always within 24
- Keep accurate records of the tenancy throughout the period
- Maintain a good relationship with your tenants
- Resolve any potential problems early
- Insure your property
- Maintain the property throughout the tenancy
- Ensure that you comply with all local regulations
Building relationships directly
Opening An Account & Enjoy
Opening a membership account to advertise your commercial
rental property is a simple process. Just click the “List Your
Property” button, complete your registration details. Uploading
your property details is simple and secure.
The membership fee is valid for 6 months and if your property is
not rented within that time, you may extend for a further 6
months, free of charge. If you have rented your property already,
the listing will expire naturally. Membership is paid once and in
advance for the first 6 month period.
We keep advertising periods “short” to ensure that the
properties that are available within the marketplace remain
relevant. It is not in the landlord or tenants interest to have out
dated properties advertised. It simply wastes time.
If you own or manage four properties or more, you may contact
us directly and a specialist will assist you. Use the contact from
Just click the “List Your Property” icon now to list your
commercial rental property.
Let’s get started!
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